You must wait one week before you begin receiving benefits. During the one-week waiting period, you must file a claim for continued benefits as usual. After the waiting period ends, if you still qualify for benefits based on the information in your claim for continued benefits, you will receive your first unemployment check. You will not get paid for the waiting period.
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